New Obesity Projections Receive Media Attention

Image/Headshot of Zach Ward.

Recent research by PhD candidate and CHDS programmer/analyst Zach Ward has been featured in multiple media outlets. The article, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, examines trends in state-level obesity. Harvard researchers corrected potential bias in data and found that by 2030 nearly 50% of adults across the U.S. will be obese, with large disparities across states and demographic subgroups. The article currently ranks in the top 40 of all New England Journal of Medicine articles on social media, and has been covered by several media outlets, including CNN, the LA Times, WBUR, Newsweek, The New York Times and Time, among others.

Watch the video of lead author Zach Ward discussing the results.

Learn more: Read the article in the New England Journal of Medicine
Learn more: Examine the State-Level Projection Charts

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